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City Wine Shop

159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 6657
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always consistent. Usually visit with company but excellent by oneself. Wonderful wines by the glass..super little plates or succumb to inside space at bar or back room where one shares a table..have met some lovely people here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on saturday afternoon for glass of wine and something to eat service was very good food delish and coffee great all in all wonderfull

Thank bikeboy2015
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Been here 3 times now so time to post a review as is excellent. Food is superb - fish croquettes, unbelievable bruschetta with figs and goats cheese and an incredible salted caramel dessert tonight. Staff are lovely and playing great tunes (Black Moses by Isaac...More

Thank FozzieandBlakey
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went in for a solo breakfast last Thursday morning, outside tables were half full but with two staff outside and three behind the bar inside I wouldn't say it was busy at all. I sat down and waited 10 minutes before somebody finally came and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love this place. Crowded cramped and busy with like minded locals and travellers who appreciate the well priced and chosen wines on offer. Oh yes it does have food, funny I never remember much about it but it seems to match the wine well...More

Thank ozpd70
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went here just for one drink. Wine was amazing, ambience great and the staff were amazing being so genuine and prompt. Had freshly shucked oysters and a glass of red before we went our for tapas. Was so memorable that.we returned for a late supper...More

Thank mooks6669
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant/bar serves amazing food and has a superior wine list covering all tastes. You can sit outside, inside or out the back at a shared table which still feels intimate. This place is a must while you are in Melbourne or for a quick...More

1  Thank NBB58
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food. Incredible wine choice from excellent cellar. Could do with some air conditioning on hot days. Nice vibe. Nice people... Bravo Guy Secretan

Thank James R
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great place for a very delicious meal with super wine and efficient service. Especially loved their gnocchi.

Thank SusieJohn0
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This a fantastic find. The selection of wines is great and having enjoyed the 2010 DOYARD CLOS DE L’ABBAYE BLANC DE BLANCS 1ER CRU before with friends I wanted to send it as a gift to someone for a 'special' birthday. Jeremy couldn't have been...More

Thank OSull123
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Can you book a table?
4 May 2017|
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Response from bikeboy2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure there are tables out the front just rock up i am sure they will find u a spot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 6657
  • E-mail